Friday, May 25, 2012
FF2A Tally: Thank you
I'm kind of breathless right now. And teary eyed. Partly it's because of how amazed and in awe I am of all the people who have shared their encouragement, stories, verses, and financial support over the 2 weeks we did the Flip Flop 2 Adopt Fundraiser. But partly it's just...God's just really showed me today how incredibly in control He is of everything.
Do I know why He chose to give us Garrett and then take him away? No. But all along this journey of faith and grief, God's giving me all of these little signals that this isn't arbitrary. That life isn't empty and it isn't just full of random events leading me from heartache to heartache and I can take comfort in that.
Today I tallied the amount we raised from our Flip Flop 2 Adopt Fundraiser. We sold 70 pairs of Flip Flops. After I pay the FF2A people, Mike and I will take home $700 to put towards our adoption. On top of that, in the last month, we have had three friends feel led to give us large gifts that total another $750. The total is $1450.00. Which is significant.
$1450.00 happens to be the exact amount of our home study fee which is due next Friday when the social worker comes to visit our house.
Please, friends, take a moment to praise God with us because He provides. And He did it through you. Thank you. A thousand times, thank you.